The Politex Report #1190


Fear is a chapter in the dictators' playbook. Now that we know that Trump will continue his populist stunts while leaving Pence and the Cabinet to carry out hard right policy, we can understand where Trump's Twitters fit in. His most outrageous Tweet yet is yesterday's call for a nuclear race with Putin, confirmed by his message to Mika this morning on Morning Joe. Informed neutral observers believe Trump's move ups the risk of a nuclear holocaust. Those who have followed Trump on the subject (see Politex Reports #1188 and #1189) are not surprised. --JP


Is Donald Trump a traitor? His path to the White House suggests a pattern of profound disloyalty - Salon


Trump's history of discussing nuclear weapons: Believes more countries should have them.

Maddow: Trump startles with nuclear policy tweet via @nbcnews

Trump vs. World: calls for expanded U.S. nuclear capability until 'world comes to its senses'

9 terrifying things Donald Trump has publicly said about nuclear weapons and


Donald Trump thinks more countries should have nuclear weapons. Here's what the research says: ARRRG!

Albert Brooks: Seriously, the nuclear weapons we have now can blow the world up 1000 times over do we have to blow it up 2000 times over?

2006: The End of Mad? The Nuclear Dimension of U.S. Primacy.


Big Shots: Trump and Putin agree: Let's revive the nuclear arms race - The Washington Post

Arms Racists Trump, Putin both seek to boost their nuclear capability - CNN

Dec. 22: Putin urges Russian nuclear weapons boost.

Trump subtweets Putin on nukes: The days of nonproliferation seem to be at an end.

BOOM: Trump Says the U.S. Should Expand Its Nuclear Capacity. Putin wants to do the same in Russia. NYT


Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump's secretary of state pick, once bragged about his "close relationship" with Putin

Rex Tillerson's Special Friend in the Kremlin is a Trump-alike. NYT


Trump to Mika: "Let it be an arms race. We'll outmatch them all." Quoted this morning on Morning Joe. Dec. 23, 2016

BS Watch: Trump Calls For Arms Race: His Nuclear Weapons Tweet, Translated and Explained -NYT

Donald Trump wants to "greatly" expand U.S. nuclear capability. Here's what that means.


Could Trump's Tweets Spark a Nuclear Arms Race? Yes. The Atlantic

Donald Trump's "Insane" Stance on Nuclear Proliferation - The Atlantic

Trump's latest tweet about nuclear weapons is both daft and dangerous | Guardian

Nukes: This May Be Trump's Most Frightening and Dangerous Tweet Yet

Arms Racist: Trump Tweets Apparent Call for More U.S. Nuclear Weapons - NBC News


Trump's strategy: The president will participate in populist stunts, while his Cabinet enacts hard-right policies.

Trump's nuclear gambit sobers up Fox host: 'So we're all blown up just as we're counting our money'


Compromised Robert Gates: There's value in Trump's 'disruptive approach' Trump Biz Buddy Blows Off Nuke Talk.